NHS Family Newsletter

April 7, 2019

10 more weeks!

Fourth Quarter has begun, and the end of the year approaches! As we wish you all a wonderful Spring Break, we also wanted to catch our families up on events and information as we get to the close of the year.

Next Week at a Glance

  • Monday April 8th- Welcome back from Spring Break!
  • Tuesday April 9th - Consent Assembly; Softball vs College Park; Baseball vs Benicia; Boys VB @ Las Lomas for Battle of the Creek
  • Wednesday April 10th- Track vs Campo;
  • Thursday April 11th- MDUSD Dance Concert 7pm in the Gym; Boys Golf vs Miramonte; Boys Tennis vs Campo
  • Friday April 12th- Girls Lacrosse vs YVHS
  • Saturday April 14th- Color Run/ Egg Hunt; MDUSD Honor Band/Orchestra Concert

For full calendar details, see the school website!

Bell schedule changes for April and May!

We have many unique bell schedule changes coming to accommodate fourth quarter events- for a full calendar of the bell schedule, see below.

Consent Assembly

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. On April 9th, we will be having a school-wide consent assembly, presented by the District Attorney's office and Piedmont High School. See below for Dr. McAlister's letter on the topic.

Consent Assembly

Tuesday, April 9th, 9:30am

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

See below for bell schedule attachment! Teachers will be notified about which classes are in schedule A or B

PSAT-10 Testing

Tuesday, April 16th, 8am

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

See bell schedule below. Students will receive a notice about which classroom they will be testing in. All sophomores have the opportunity to sit for the PSAT-10 at no cost.

Wellness Day

Thursday, April 18th, 8am

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

See below for attached schedule

CAASPP Testing Summary

11th graders will be taking the CAASPP and CAST tests in their English and US History classes. 12th graders will take the CAST (science) test in their Economics classes.

School-wide we will be on a block schedule for two weeks to accommodate for these tests.

22-Apr ELA- Adaptive 11 English

23-Apr ELA- Adaptive 11 English

23-Apr CAST 12 Economics

25-Apr ELA-Performance 11 English

26-Apr ELA-Performance 11 English

26-Apr CAST 12 Economics

29-Apr Math-Adaptive 11 US History

30-Apr Math-Adaptive 11 US History

2-May Math-Performance 11 US History

3-May Math-Performance/ CAST 11 US History

7-May CAST Completion 11 English

2019-20 Academic Calendar

Upcoming Important Dates

  • March 29-April 5- Spring Break
  • April 8th- PSAT Pre-Administration in World History
  • April 9th- Consent Assembly
  • April 16th- PSAT
  • April 18th- Wellness Day
  • April 22nd- CAASPP Testing begins
  • May 11th- Crimson and Gold Gala (NHS Athletics)
  • May 16th, 17th and 18th- Dance Production Showcase
  • May 17th- Movin' on Up Rally
  • May 20th- Jazz Band at Yoshi's in Oakland
  • May 21st- Senior Circle
  • May 22nd and 23rd- Spring Choir Concert
  • May 23rd and 24th/May 30th- Senior Finals (TBD)
  • May 25th- Senior Ball
  • May 27th- Memorial Day- No School
  • May 28-29th- Senior Project Presentations- altered bell schedule
  • May 30th- Graduation Rehearsal 9am
  • May 31st- Summit Awards Assembly (am)
  • June 1st- Baccalaureate 2pm
  • June 2nd- Graduation 7pm
  • June 3-4-5th- Finals (non-seniors)
  • June 5th- Last Day of School

Walk-Through 2019-20

Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 8am

425 Castle Rock Road

Walnut Creek, CA

Walk through is the day that our families and students can come and get their course schedule with teacher and room assignments, lockers, textbooks, student ASB card, and more. All students must attend walk through or have a parent attend. Those who cannot attend will be required to attend the mini-walk through on the first day of school before attending classes.

Save the Date! Junior Prom 2020

Saturday, March 14th 2020 at 8pm


Save the Date for Junior Prom! Location to be announced!

Save the Date! Senior Ball 2020!

Friday, April 3rd 2020 at 8pm


Location to be announced. Save the date for Senior Ball 2020! YES it is on a Friday, Cesar Chavez day, which is also a school holiday!
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